Greek Yogurt Pesto Pasta

This light yet filling dish is yummy whether served warm or chilled. Combine penne pasta with Odyssey Greek yogurt, Odyssey Greek sour cream, chicken, cheese, peppers, onions, and pine nuts to get this mouthwatering creation.

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes


  • 3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
  •  ¾ cup fresh basil leaves
  •  4 tbsp pine nuts
  •  ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  •  4 cloves garlic, peeled
  •  ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  •  1 cup Odyssey 2% Greek Yogurt
  •  ¼ cup Odyssey Greek Sour Cream
  •  ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  •  2 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
  •  1 cup cooked chicken, diced
  •  3 tsp fresh lemon juice
  •  ½ tsp lemon zest
  •  salt & pepper to taste

Note: 3/4 cup of store bought basil pesto can be substituted for homemade pesto.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions in a lightly salted water; drain and set aside.

  2.  While the pasta is cooking, in a food processor, combine basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, and olive oil. Process until smooth.

  3. In a large bowl, mix the cooked pasta with pesto, Greek yogurt, and Greek sour cream. To the pasta, add red bell pepper, red onion, chicken, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

  4. Season with salt & pepper as needed.

2% Greek Yogurt creatively crafted by Odyssey Brands

While the family’s third and fourth generations continue their commitment to the art of cheesemaking, Odyssey expanded into Greek yogurt in 2013. Rich and creamy in flavor and texture with twice as much protein and less sugar than regular yogurt, Odyssey’s  award-winning Greek yogurt comes in many flavors.

Sour Cream creatively crafted by Odyssey Brands

Pick up our Greek Yogurt Sour Cream during your next shopping trip. It has less fat, 1/3 fewer calories, and 2x more protein than other sour creams, and tastes delicious!